LifeSpan Network is the largest senior care provider association in the Mid-Atlantic, representing more than 250 senior care provider organizations in Maryland and the District of Columbia. LifeSpan’s Senior Care Provider Members offer care and services to seniors in a wide range of settings, including: acute care hospitals, continuing care retirement communities, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, market-rate and subsidized senior housing, medical adult day care centers and other home and community-based programs.
Senior Care Provider Benefits
"Lifespan has been a huge asset to Coffman Nursing Home over many years. The communication provided on all issues surrounding nursing homes, laws, regulations, and changes are provided very quickly and accurately. I cannot express how valuable it is to attend conferences offered by Lifespan that not only provides valuable educational sessions, but also the chance to network with other providers, and members of the lifespan organization. They take the time to know who you are, and listen to any concerns you may have. It truly is an outstanding organization that I am happy to be a part of." ~ Shellie Hoffman, M.S., N.H.A., Administrator, Coffman Nursing Home, Inc.
Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy: Provided by recognized experts, LifeSpan doesn’t just respond to regulatory and legislative activity, we work closely with the OHCQ, DHMH, the Maryland Board of Nursing and other agencies to promote a favorable business environment for your facility. Members receive important communications and alerts throughout the year and during the legislative session.
Education: Train with the best! LifeSpan’s educational affiliate, the Beacon Institute conducts more than 80 education seminars per year at the Handleman Center in Columbia, Maryland and certain education sessions may be offered in additional locations. Members receive significant discounts over non-members. Stay in regulatory and legal compliance, develop your staff, improve clinical outcomes and enhance management abilities. Held in Ocean City, Maryland, the LifeSpan Annual Conference and Exposition is the largest gathering of senior care professionals in the area. Topics are the tailored for senior care professionals across the continuum of care and CEUs are offered. The popular and well-attended LifeSpan Leadership Summit is a one-day, high-impact conference. The Summit brings together partners from the acute and post-acute world and attracts recognized experts to discuss leading edge topics and suggest strategies for key areas of concern.
Information: LifeSpan provides you with the latest and most vital news through weekly updates. It’s the news that is critical to your success and survival. LifeSpan partners and collaborates with organizations that are important to members, including the Maryland Hospital Association, CRISP, The Maryland Health Care Commission, MedChi, Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition, Maryland Patient Safety Center and VHQC.
Expert Reimbursement Support: It’s never been more important to have access to knowledgeable guidance on Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement. LifeSpan members say that the user-friendly, accurate information provided by our in-house reimbursement guru, Paul Miller, is vital to their financial survival. As a former Budget Administrator for MD Medicaid, Audit Supervisor for DHMH and Consultant for American Express Tax and Business Services, Paul is uniquely qualified to assist your facility with all of its reimbursement challenges
Networking: Join us to network with fellow senior care providers and other related professionals at one of many Peer-to-Peer networking or Hospital & Post-Acute Roundtable Events. Peer-to-Peers focus on the latest news and information, public policy and regulatory issues and other hot topics. Attendees ask questions and share best practices and information with their peers in a casual setting.
LifeSpan Products and Services: Members asked for it and LifeSpan delivered. An array of products and services are offered to member organizations with the goal of saving time, resources and money. Group Purchasing, Insurance Products and Reimbursement Services help to cut costs.